health

Can wearing heels into your 70s save you from deadly accidents?

November 24, 2014

When should a woman stop wearing high heels? It may sound frivolous, but, in fact, high heels — and their effect on balance — could have serious implications for women’s health and even their lifespan

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Coaching: Breaking it down for healthcare leaders

November 18, 2014

Healthcare is experiencing a generational shift among its workforce, and younger generations have different beliefs and expectations about work than those currently retiring. Recruiting, hiring and terminations will continue to be expensive, especially for clinical and care-giving roles. This means that today’s leaders must make investments in retaining those with potential.

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New drug delivery system to heal diabetic foot ulcers

November 18, 2014

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers presented results at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress showing they have developed a drug delivered via a skin patch that can heal wounds and prevent those wounds from reoccurring.

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Isolated Gastrocnemius Recession for Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy: A Pilot Study

November 11, 2014

Introduction.

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The Role of Surgical Off-loading to Prevent Recurrent Ulcerations

November 10, 2014

Foot ulcerations in patients with diabetes are common. Most ulcers heal with conservative treatment, but recurrence is common. The pathway of ulcer development includes neuropathy, deformity, and trauma.

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Evaluation of Standing Stability in Individuals With Flatfeet

November 7, 2014

Objective: Flatfoot is one of the most common foot disorders, which not only influences the performance of the foot but also affects the alignments of the ankle, knee, and hip joints. The performance of the flat-arched individuals differs from that of normal individuals during walking. However, there is not enough information in the literature regarding their standing stability.

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Women more likely to develop stress fractures

November 4, 2014

For many women living an active lifestyle, the balance between healthy exercise and overuse can be delicate.

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The power of platelets

November 4, 2014

Golfer Tiger Woods caused a stir when he admitted that he used it for his knee. Football player Hines Ward used it just before helping his team win the Super Bowl.

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Why hospitals should look for docs with social skills

November 4, 2014

Physicians’ social skills often tie in directly to their job performances, according to a piece in Forbes. And rudeness will no longer cut it in the workplace

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A Prospective Study of Surgical Outcomes and Quality of Life in Severe Foot Trauma and Associated Compartment Syndrome After Fasciotomy

October 30, 2014

The purpose of the present prospective study was to analyze the predictors of outcome and review the quality of life of patients who underwent emergency fasciotomy for foot compartment syndrome after blunt trauma. A total of 14 patients were identified and followed for an average of 24 (range 14 to 33) months. The mean interval from initial presentation to decompressive fasciotomy was 5.8 (range 3 to 11) hours.

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